Akro-Mils (Akron, Ohio) was presented with Grainger's (Itasca, Ill.) prestigious Partners in Performance Supplier Award for 2005 at its Partners In Performance Supplier Conference. Grainger, the broad-line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions throughout North America, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Approximately 2 percent of Grainger's 1,200 suppliers receive this award each year. This is the 10th year in a row and the 13th time this honor has been bestowed to Akro-Mils in the 18 years Grainger has awarded it.
"We understand that our success depends upon our ability to provide our customers with clear lines of communication, quality products and service, innovation, technical expertise, and on-time deliveries," said Akro-Mils General Manager Don Thomas.